Climate Forester – Montpelier, VT

Climate Forester
Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Montpelier, VT

The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is recruiting for a Climate Forester (Forester III). The successful candidate will work collaboratively with program leads to advance our understanding of and support a coordinated response to the impacts of climate change on forests and forest management. This position will serve as the Department’s technical expert on forest carbon dynamics and the current state of and trends in climate impacts on forests. The Climate Forester will work to advance forest and forest product related climate adaptation and mitigation strategies, provide training and assistance to landowners and forestry practitioners across the state – facilitating their engagement with the range of technical assistance opportunities, and support leadership with policy development and identification of funding opportunities.

This position requires an advanced level of understanding and experience with forest modelling techniques and the carbon cycle in forests, forestry, and climate change, and knowledge of natural resource management, and forest entomology and pathology. This position also requires skills in ArcGIS, statistics, data analysis, strategic planning, Microsoft Office, project management, meeting facilitation, community engagement, websites, databases, fiscal management, and grant writing and administration. Also required are strong organizational, interpersonal, and both written and oral communication skills, the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and to work in forested environments. Candidates must be willing to travel throughout the state. The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation currently operates in a hybrid working environment, supporting remote work as well as days in which all staff are in the office for meetings. Permission to participate in telework is applied for on an individual basis. The position’s duty station is located in Montpelier.

Application Deadline is 10/5/2023

Additional Information:

Contact Name: Keith Thompson
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 802-498-5169

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